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When was the first paper mill commissioned in India?
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1. When was the first paper mill commissioned in India?
a) 1832
b) 1857
c) 1820

2. When was Hindustan Paper Corporation set up?
a) May 1, 1972
b) May 29, 1970
c) March 29, 1971

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Wrong! The correct answer is May 29, 1970.
HPC is an extended arm of the Union government to intensify the movement for literacy through the growth of the paper industry. Today it is one of the largest manufacturers of paper and newsprint in South East Asia. Simultaneously, HPC has been playing a dominant role in the socio-economic development of the North-East region. It was against this background that the Government of India set up the Hindustan Paper Corporation on May 29, 1970.
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HPC is an extended arm of the Union government to intensify the movement for literacy through the growth of the paper industry. Today it is one of the largest manufacturers of paper and newsprint in South East Asia. Simultaneously, HPC has been playing a dominant role in the socio-economic development of the North-East region. It was against this background that the Government of India set up the Hindustan Paper Corporation on May 29, 1970.

3. Which was the first indigenous newsprint manufacturing unit in India?
a) Hindustan Newsprint Ltd
b)Tamil Nadu Newsprint & Papers Ltd
c) NEPA Ltd

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Wrong! The correct answer is NEPA Ltd.
NEPA Limited situated in Nepanagar (Madhya Pradesh) was originally floated by a private entrepreneur in 1947. Its management was taken over by the Madhya Pradesh government in 1949 and became a government company in 1959. 
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NEPA Limited situated in Nepanagar (Madhya Pradesh) was originally floated by a private entrepreneur in 1947. Its management was taken over by the Madhya Pradesh government in 1949 and became a government company in 1959. 

4. Which India company is the largest producer of bagasse-based paper in the world?
a) Jayant Paper Mills Ltd
b) Tamil Nadu Newsprint and Papers Ltd
c) Rama Newsprint & Papers Limited

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Wrong! The correct answer is Tamil Nadu Newsprint and Papers Ltd.
TNPL -- promoted by the government of Tamil Nadu in 1979 is the largest producer of bagasse-based paper in the world with the annual consumption of bagasse slated to touch 1 million tonnes per annum.
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TNPL -- promoted by the government of Tamil Nadu in 1979 is the largest producer of Bagasse based paper in the world with the annual consumption of bagasse slated to touch 1 million tonnes per annum.

5. Which company was acquired by BILT in 2001 and renamed Bilt Graphic Papers Ltd?
 a) Shree Gopal Paper Mills
b) Sinar Mas Pulp and Paper
c) Sewa Paper Mills

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Wrong! The correct answer is Sinar Mas Pulp and Paper .
Sinar Mas Pulp and Paper (India) Limited was acquired and renamed Bilt Graphic Papers Limited in 2001. BILT, the country's largest paper company is the only Indian company to rank among the top 200 paper companies in the world.
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Sinar Mas Pulp and Paper (India) Limited was acquired and renamed Bilt Graphic Papers Limited in 2001. BILT, the country's largest paper company is the only Indian company to rank among the top 200 paper companies in the world.

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